WED ▪ 2
There’s no telling when The Where House will close. All that we know for sure is that it will. And probably sooner rather than later, so tonight’s show has special significance. Headlined by the Bay Area’s Burnt Ones, the concert also includes two outstanding, progressive Fort Worth bands: Vacations (featuring members of Fungi Girls) and The Fibs. Doors open at 8pm at 2510 Hemphill St, FW. Cover is $10. Call 817-913-7777.
THU ▪ 3
Orlando is a typical young fella –– except for the fact that he’s the lover of Queen Elizabeth I and, after losing himself in Constantinople one day, becomes a woman. Chicago playwright Sarah Ruhl’s adaption of Virginia Woolf’s funny and poignant Orlando will be staged tonight thru May 4 by Stage West at 821 W Vickery Blvd, FW. Tickets are $28-32. Call 817-784-9378.
FRI ▪ 4
Before Sam Cooke was shot and killed at the age of 33 in 1964, the sweet soul crooner had churned out a number of hits, including “You Send Me,” “A Change Is Gonna Come,” “Wonderful World,” “Twistin’ the Night Away,” and “Chain Gang.” In the original stage play Soul of Sam: The Sam Cooke Story, DVA Productions retells his story tonight thru Apr 12 at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center, 1300 Gendy St, FW. Tickets are $15-25. Call 817-313-3052.
SAT ▪ 5
Chocoholics, unite! Featuring truffles, handcrafted fudge, Bundt cakes, premium wines, and a screening of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, the 10th Annual Chocolate Fest is Fri-Sat throughout Grapevine. Admission fees vary. Call 817-410-3185.
SUN ▪ 6
Inspired by his mother, who taught cooking on Thai television and owned a restaurant in Bangkok, Argentinian conceptual artist Rirkrit Tiravanija has exhibited many food-related pieces –– for one of his first solo shows, in New York City in 1992, he cooked Thai food and served it to visitors. Throughout his career, he’s often relied on viewers to complete his work. A retrospective of his diverse oeuvre opens today at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 3200 Darnell St, FW. Tickets are free-$10. Call 817-738-9215.
MON ▪ 7
Tonight is the Final Four championship, and if you’re not going to the game in Arlington but still want to watch it, there’s seemingly no end to your sports-bar options. But for something different, try Sundance Square, where ESPN has been broadcasting since Wednesday. Getcherself a cold one and mosey on down, because, of course, we all wear cowboy boots and cowboy hats and ride horses and chew tobaccy down here.
TUE ▪ 8
In We From Dallas, Dallas filmmaker Teddy Cool argues that Big D has been vital to the development of hip-hop throughout the country. Tracking the genre’s popularity in Dallas from KNON’s early days to Deep Ellum’s golden era (circa the 1990s) to today, the documentary features interviews with MCs, DJs, producers, graffiti artists, and more. Its world premiere is at 7:30pm at Angelika Film Center, 5321 E Mockingbird Ln, Ste 230, Dallas. Tickets are $12. Call 972-290-0621.